The President expressed great satisfaction on the status of existing bilateral relations between the two nations and indicated his strong desire to elevate it to a higher level for the benefit of both countries in the years ahead. (Colombo Gazette) The Ambassador also conveyed the greetings from the Sri Lankan President to the President of Mauritania. The President of Mauritania has requested Sri Lanka envoy to convey his personal well wishes to his Sri Lankan counterpart. The High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in Nigeria Thambirajah Raveenthiran, concurrently accredited as Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Mauritania as well, presented his Credentials to Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, the President of Mauritania at a ceremony held at the Presidential Palace at Nouakchott in Mauritania.The Ambassador was granted an audience with the President after the presentation of Credentials. The Sri Lankan envoy made this opportunity to brief the president on all significant developments in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan Ambassador thanked the President of Mauritania for the unstinted support extended to Sri Lanka at United Nations Human Rights Council in 2012 and 2013. The President recollected vividly his brief sojourn in Colombo in 2013 on his way to Brisbane Australia to attend G-20 Summit and remarked he was highly impressed by the developments in Sri Lanka.